Electrochemical co-deposition of magnesium base alloys from molten salts

Ninglei Sun, Jialin Ren, Hengyang Liu, Hongmin Zhu

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Magnesium base alloys with aluminum and zinc were obtained through electrochemical co-deposition from LiCl-NaCl-MgCl2 melt. The possibility of electrochemical co-deposition was discussed in detail by electro-analytical methods. The co-deposition happens when the concentration of aluminum and zinc ions were kept at low value and the current density is high enough. The components of alloy elements can be controlled by fixing the components of the feeding salts with the expected component and consistent with the current. A laboratory test of the co-deposition was also performed and certain compositions of the Mg-Al, and Mg-Zn were obtained. The alloys obtained from the co-deposition show a typical microstructure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2008
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventMagnesium Technology 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 92008 Mar 13

Publication series

NameMagnesium Technology
ISSN (Print)1545-4150


ConferenceMagnesium Technology 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Electrochemical co-deposition
  • Magnesium based alloys
  • Molten salts


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